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where can I get maryland blue crabs in NYC?

I grok Apr 20, 2008 08:41 AM

I have been dying for old bay steamed maryland blue crabs. Where can I get this in Manhattan?

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    Bluedaisy Aug 26, 2011 01:51 PM

    Mermaid Inn on Tuesdays in the summer

    Mermaid Inn
    96 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10003

    1. charlie_b Apr 21, 2008 09:06 AM

      i have not been (as it's easier for me to go to Baltimore), but there is a crab-shack in Sheepshead Bay (Brooklyn). i forget the name, but i do believe that they do steam them with Old Bay.

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      1. re: charlie_b
        I grok Apr 21, 2008 03:10 PM

        Charlie_b I need the name :)

        1. re: I grok
          charlie_b Apr 21, 2008 06:35 PM

          OK, here it is: Clemente's Crab House


          here is how i found it: i went to the outer boroughs board and "searched this board" and typed in "crab sheepshead". the same search will lead you to discussion.

          if you go, please comment on the OB board.


          1. re: charlie_b
            I grok Apr 22, 2008 02:04 PM

            Alekz, you are fabulous!!! Give yourself a kiss for me.

      2. Quine Apr 20, 2008 03:03 PM

        Go to Chinatown, buy the crabs....head home, boil water, get out your saved to recycle newpapers...feast away!

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          harrison Apr 21, 2008 07:27 AM

          Don't forget the Old Bay!!

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            MVNYC Aug 26, 2011 02:21 PM

            Steam them in water, vinegar and old bay. Very easy. Lay some newspaper out and go to town

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            americanafan Apr 20, 2008 02:46 PM

            Sadly, you can't. If you have any appreciation for steamed crabs, you will find every rendering in the five boroughs unsatisfactory.

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            1. re: americanafan
              Miss Needle Apr 20, 2008 03:06 PM

              Yeah, I agree. There's a place on Park Ave South called City Crab that has them. But they're not too good from what I remember. I think you'll have better luck making them yourself. DH and I took a weekend trip to Baltimore just to eat some crabs and do some hiking.

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